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The Labour Party must reconnect with New Zealanders through a new generation of leadership that looks forwards and outwards,  Labour Leadership contender Grant Robertson said today. "The core values of the Labour Party of fairness, opportunity and...

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The efforts by the bishops of the Anglican Church to ensure that the issue of child poverty is not forgotten is a call to all New Zealanders to take action, says Labour's Interfaith-Dialogue Spokesperson, Su'a William Sio. “I think the...

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Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is encouraging people to have a conversation today about organ donation. “Today is Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Day and I hope people will support Organ Donation New Zealand's campaign by having a discussion...

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  Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has announced the Government is investing $700,000 from the Major Events Development Fund into each of the next two BMW New Zealand Open events in 2015 and 2016 in Queenstown. The New Zealand Open will...

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National Party Leader John Key today announced the Relationship Accord and confidence and supply agreement with the Maori Party co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Tariana Turia. “I welcome this agreement with the Maori Party,” says Mr Key. “I...

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  New Zealand First list candidate Mahesh Bindra says he is honoured to be confirmed today as a new MP in the 51st Parliament after the counting of special votes. “I am looking forward to being part of a strong team and wish to thank all those...

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To quell media speculation, David Parker advises that he is not seeking the leadership of the Labour Party, and that he confirmed this to David Cunliffe and his other caucus colleagues yesterday. “For the time being, I remain the deputy leader...

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State Owned Enterprises Minister Tony Ryall says the decision to re-enter Pike River is one to be made by Solid Energy, not Worksafe. “The Solid Energy board is ultimately accountable and legally responsible for the safety of people working at...

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Just four days after the General Election the true state of the dairy industry is revealed – returns for milk that the New Zealand economy is reliant on have slumped. “Questions need to be asked by New Zealand voters on why they were not...

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  State-Owned Enterprises Minister Tony Ryall has acknowledged Mark Ford following his retirement as Watercare Services chief executive. “Mr Ford has been a great public servant over the last twenty years, and has made a lasting contribution...

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